Digital tracks and collections of tracks (digital albums) are available in three different formats that the customer can choose prior to downloading. There are no extra costs associated with any of these formats. For example, if a song is priced at $0.99, then that is the price for the song, regardless of which format the customer chooses to download it in. Here are descriptions of each of the three formats available:
No. The digital tracks and albums we provide are bare audio files with no form of DRM or encryption.
The previews are made available as 96 kbps, 22 khz streams. Thus, the audio quality of the purchasable tracks is much superior.
Purchased digital tracks/albums are made available in a single zip file when your order is complete. Once your order is complete you will be presented with an order confirmation page. In order to download your tracks you must simply click on the highlighted "click here" link to download your purchased tracks. The download processs will start within a few moments (up to a minute or two). Depending on your web browser it will either automatically start downloading the zip file to your Desktop or your web browser will require your feedback concerning where to save the zip file. The tracks can be extracted from the zip file with any standard zip utility.
Yes. Each track or album purchases will come with a cover image of the album in pertains to. These will be included in the downloaded zip file. The files will be named Album_Cover_[release number].jpg. These files will have a resolution of 600 pixels wide. Additionally, the album cover art is embedded in the metadata of each of the audio files, so that it will be viewable when played by your software or hardware player, e.g. within iTunes or an iPod interface.
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